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WhatsApp: Scores of Activists Targeted with NSO Spyware in India and Across the World

WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook has confirmed that many journalists and human rights activists from India have been the target of surveillance by a spyware produced by the Israeli firm NSO. This is a grave violation of the activists’ fundamental right to privacy enshrined in both national and international law.

Hate Crime Reports On An Alarming Rise – Reveals Amnesty International India’s ‘Halt The Hate’

Amnesty International India has maintained that its' interactive website ‘Halt the Hate’ has found that reports of alleged hate crimes have witnessed the steepest rise in numbers since 2016.

Hong Kong Arbitrary Arrests, Brutal Beatings And Torture In Police Detention Revealed: says Amnesty

A new Amnesty International field investigation has documented an alarming pattern of the Hong Kong Police Force deploying reckless and indiscriminate tactics, including while arresting people at protests, as well as exclusive evidence of torture and other ill-treatment in detention, says a press release issued by the human rights group on September 19.

International Pressure Mounting on India to Stop Crushing Human Rights Work: Amnesty India

Pressure from the international community is mounting on the Indian government to put an end to the crackdown on human rights work in India, Amnesty India today said.

Over 200 Alleged Hate Crimes in 2018, Reveals ‘Halt the Hate’ Website

A disturbing number of alleged hate crimes - including assault, rape and murder – were reported in 2018 against people from marginalized groups, especially Dalits and Muslims, said Amnesty India today, as it released data recorded on its interactive website, ‘Halt the Hate’.

Manipur Fake Encounter: Victims and Witnesses Face Delays, Reprisals in Quest for Justice

Families of victims of alleged extra-judicial executions by security force personnel in Manipur, India are facing reprehensible delays and reprisals as they wait for justice, Amnesty India said today.

Sedition Case Against Amnesty India Closed By Court

A court order directing the closing of a sedition case filed against Amnesty India brings an end to a disgraceful attempt to stifle freedom of expression, the organization said today.

India Must Stop Returning Rohingya Asylum-Seekers To Myanmar: Amnesty

The Indian government’s expulsion of Rohingya asylum-seekers to Myanmar shows a disdain for international law, Amnesty India said today.

On Human Rights Day: Activists to Protest in Delhi Against Indian State’s Crackdown

To mark the World Human Rights Day 0n December 10, 2018, the civil society organisations and human rights defenders and activists are organising a protest and a Public Meeting from 2 pm onwards at Jantar Mantar to urge the Government of India to uphold its constitutional obligation of protecting fundamental rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in India.

G20 Leaders Must Question India on Its Human Rights Commitment: Amnesty India

G20 member countries should ensure that human rights are at the forefront of the discussions at the G20 summit and urge India to put an end to the harassment of civil society and human rights defenders at once, Amnesty India said today.

Amnesty International To Hold Protest Outside Indian High Commission in UK

Amnesty International activists will protest at the Indian High Commission on Friday (30 November) to call on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop trying to crush human rights organisations in Indian subcontinent.

Amnesty Calls Upon Odisha Govt to Protect Indigenous Dongria Kondh Community From Police Intimidation

Odisha Government must protect Indigenous Dongria Kondh community from police intimidation Amnesty India calls upon the Government of Odisha to uphold law and order in the Niyamgiri hills and halt police intimidation of the Indigenous Dongria Kondh community.

Enforcement Directorate Must Cease Smear Campaign Against Amnesty India

"The latest leak of a dossier on Amnesty India by the Enforcement Directorate based on its ongoing investigations, indicates a deliberate attempt by the government to tarnish Amnesty India’s reputation", Indian subcontinent chapter of the international human rights body said in a written statement issued yesterday.

Amnesty Urges Meghalaya to Investigate Attacks on Activists for Exposing Illegal Coal Mining

The grievous attack on activist Agnes Kharshiing and her two aides— Amita Sangma and Emiki Kurbah - in Meghalaya, highlights a pattern of reprisals against activists who are standing up against injustice and exposing corruption in the state, said Amnesty India.

India Becoming a Dangerous Place for Human Rights Defenders: Amnesty India

Amnesty India has called upon on the Maharashtra government to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into activist, Arun Ferreira’s claims that he was beaten by the Maharashtra police in custody, on 4 November.

Targeted Killings of Bengalis in Assam Reprehensible: Amnesty India

Targeted killings of Bengalis in Assam are reprehensible. The Assam government needs to ensure the right to life of all persons living in the state.

Government Of India Freezes Bank Accounts of Human Rights Group Amnesty India

Amnesty India’s bank accounts have been frozen by the Enforcement Directorate, effectively stopping our work. Amnesty India is thus the latest target of the government’s assault on civil society in the country. The accounts of Greenpeace India were frozen earlier this month.

Amnesty International Bengaluru Office Raided By Enforcement Directorate

The Bengaluru office of Amnesty International was raided by the Enforcement Directorate yesterday. Over the last two years, the government has been cracking down on non-profits over the stringent law that regulates money received by non-profits from abroad.

IT Raids on Media House Which Runs The Quint Indicates Clampdown on Free Press: Amnesty India

The Income Tax Department has carried out search operation on Quintillion Media Private Ltd. which runs news website 'The Quint'.

Crackdown On HRDs In India A Threat To Freedom To Dissent

The crackdown on human rights defenders in India is a grave challenge to the freedom to dissent and violates constitutionally guaranteed human rights, Amnesty International said today.

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